Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

9 Ways to Use Harvested Rainwater

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Michelle McCaskey posted in Harvesting Rainwater

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Water is a precious resource and conserving it is critical. One of the best ways to conserve rain water is by harvesting it for household use. In this post, I'll go over a few ways you can use both potable and non-potable water in and around your home. 

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Will Algae in Your Water Tank Harm Humans, Pets or Plants?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by Michelle McCaskey posted in Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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If you are planning to set up a rainwater harvesting or storage system, the presence of algae is something you need to consider. Algae growth in water tanks can be a significant issue, which may cause harm to humans, pets and plants that consume or come in contact with the water. In this post, I will go over the effects of algae-contaminated water on humans, pets and plants. 

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Will A Black Storage Tank Make Your Water Hotter?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2021 6:00:00 PM / by Michelle McCaskey posted in Buying a Water Tank

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When choosing the best water tank for your rain harvesting system, you need to consider a variety of factors such as size, volume, base requirements, and the color of your tank. When it comes to color, one of the most popular is black as it keeps sunlight out. In this post, you'll find out how black tanks affect water temperature, whether or not this matters, and what alternative options you have.

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How to Choose The Perfect Pump For Your Rain Harvesting System

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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2020 8:36:00 AM / by Rick Weisberg posted in Buying a Rain Harvesting System

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Are you confused about which pump is the best to use with your water storage tank? In this post we're going to look at different kinds of pumps, how they work, and what advantages each type has so you can learn how to choose a pump for your rain harvesting system.

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How & Why Does Algae Grow in a Water Storage Tank?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jim Arnot posted in Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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One common problem that you may run into when storing your rainwater in a water storage tank is the presence of algae. By understanding the science behind how algae grows, you can be effective in eliminating algae growth in your water tanks. In this post we'll uncover the process in which algae grows.

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Buyer's Guide: Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2019 9:11:30 AM / by Jim Arnot posted in Buying a Water Tank

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If it's worth getting set up to collect rainwater, it's worth storing your water safely. Whether you're using rainwater for drinking or just basic needs such as toilets, you need to keep it clean and ready to use when you need it. Below are a few points to help you be sure you are getting the best water storage tank solution for your rain collection system.

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▷ 6 Helpful Tips: Preparing a Base for a Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2018 6:47:12 AM / by Rick Weisberg posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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Taking the time to prepare a proper base for your water storage tank or rain harvesting tank is critical. I have heard horror stories of people's water tanks splitting and losing a lot of water due to the fact that they did not prepare their base correctly. In this article, you will learn the popular base types and which to choose for your application.

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Customer Story: Saving the Caves, AZ

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2018 2:00:35 PM / by Jim Arnot posted in Customer Stories

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Deep in the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains – Southern Arizona, sit the most protected water-filled caves in America. Keeping them natural is no easy task. A solution to conserving thousands of gallons of cave water has been discovered.

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How to Add an Overflow Outlet to a Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 8:17:17 AM / by Rick Weisberg posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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I have installed many overflow systems on water storage tanks. While learning the best process, I have also learnt what not to do. Watch my easy-to-follow 6-step guide on how to add an overflow system to your rainwater tank. With the right tools on hand and the correct method, this task is very simple.

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Plastic Water Tanks: Does the color matter?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 4:38:00 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Water Tank

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This is an important question to ask yourself if you are concerned about the purity of your water. Water tanks come in many shapes and sizes. They are used for many applications across the country providing an extra water source in a time of need. Drier states like Texas, Arizona and California use plastic water tanks as an emergency backup plan. Believe it or not, for some farmers and ranchers, this is their only source of fresh water.

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